April 16th, 2014
Itâ€™s time for folks to step up to the rows.
The Colville Community Garden (CCG) is in dire need of some volunteers to assist with planting preparation and maintenance. Whether itâ€™s weeding, ferÂ¬tilizing (organically, that is), watering, hauling soil, etc., and whether people rent a plot or not, assistance is much desired.
â€śWe would really appreciate the help,â€ť says Mike Kisman, Manager of the garden, â€śYou donâ€™t have to be a gardener yourself. Whether you rent a plot or not, weâ€™re in serious need of people who are wiling to contribute their time.â€ť
Nettie Irene Faris passed away February 24, 2014 when the angels escorted her to the throne of her heavenly Father and into the presence of Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior.
She was 97-years, four months and seven days old.
Nettie was born October 17, 1916 to Roque Q. and Nellie May Hill Uribe at Turk, WA. Doctor McRae stepped out of the room to get a cup of coffee, and she arrived without his help.
Donald Britton was born Nov. 7, 1930 and passed away Jan. 28, 2014.
Donâ€™s family moved to Snohomish in 1938. He attended Snohomish schools and was senior class and FFA president.
He served his country in the Army during the Korean War. When he returned, Don and his twin brother, Dan, started Britton Brothers Auction in 1955. The auction was a fixture in Snohomish for 35-years.
Don married Roberta Green on July 29, 1955.
Corinne M. Titus passed away April 4, 2014 in Spokane at the age of 84. Corrine was born in Santa Cruz, CA. on Nov. 28, 1929, the daughter of Andrew Norman and Amy McDonald.
Corinne married the love of her life, Clifford Earl Titus on June 3, 1947. Cliff and Corrine enjoyed 66-years of marriage. Cliff and Corrine lived in many places including California, Oregon and Washington.
Mary Louise Wicks, a thirteen-year resident of Colville, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2014. Mary was born on July 25, 1938 to John and Valerie (Miskiness) Warmalts of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Mary attended Lynnwood High School in Lynnwood, CA. While in high school she met Dale Wicks in 1952. The two of them dated until they wed on August 1, 1954 in Lynnwood. They started their family in 1955 when Allen Dale Wicks was born. In 1958 their son, Douglas Wicks, was born and in 1963 their son, Donald Wicks, was born.
Iver passed away the evening of March 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. Iver was born in Corfu (Frenchman Hill) to Edward and Clara Burke.
In the 1920â€™s the family moved to the Cedonia area and later settled on a ranch on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Fruitland. Iver and his brother, William (Bill), helped their parents on the farm. Both boys attended and graduated from Hunters High School.
Jerry Westman Matteson, 78, went home to the Lord March 29, 2014. He was born June 28, 1935 in Walhalla, North DaÂkota to Ivan G. and Alice Matteson.
Marc Jack Bircher, of Kettle Falls, passed away on April 2, 2014. He was born on April 26, 1970 in Kellogg Idaho. He was raised in Colville and Kettle Falls, WA. He graduated from Kettle Falls High School in 1988. Marc received his Associates Degree in Water Resources Management from Spokane Community College. Marc then went to work for High Speed.com installing cellular towers in Oregon, Idaho, California, and Washington. Following this he became employed with Conoco Phillips on the North Slopes Alaska. He was later employed driving trucks for various companies in North Dakota.
Colville High continues unbeaten this spring.
The Indians of coach Jim Ebel, coming off a rainout weekend where they were scheduled to play at Clarkston, had three days off before a pivotal game last week at East Valley.
â€śWith that rainout at Clarkston, we had three days off,â€ť Ebel said.
Then last Monday, one day before heading to East Valley for a key Great Northern League softball game, the Indians turned in a clunker of a practice.
â€śWe were horrible,â€ť Ebel said. â€śIt was our worst practice of the year.â€ť
Gonzaga Prep easily captured the Colville Invitational Golf Tournament last Thursday at Dominion Meadows Golf Course.
The Bullpups, playing in an eight-team menâ€™s field, totaled 311 (four scoring players). G-Prep was led by Michael Brutocaoâ€™s two-over 74 and by Ryan Andersonâ€™s three-over-par 75. Andrew Durnford added a 78.
Host Colville High, led by the 76 from junior Sam Artzis, finished tied for fifth place at 366 with East Valley.
Other Colville scores: Duncan Maben, 86; Matt Hubbard, 94; Zach Jensen, 110.